Duhamel affair and illegal taking of ministerial interests. Return on the political news of Wednesday January 13, 2021.
Alain Finkielkraut ousted from LCI for his comments on the Duhamel affair
Columnist Alain Finkielkraut was ousted Tuesday January 12, 2021 from the LCI channel after his comments on the Duhamel affair during the “24H Pujadas” program on Monday January 11, 2021. Olivier Duhamel is accused of having abused his stepson when he was 14, accusations of incest and pedophilia to which columnist Alain Finkielkraut reacted.
Beginning first with condemned the act itself, the chronicler added a disturbing nuance to it ” He didn’t just do wrongdoing. What he has done is very serious, it is inexcusable. (…) was there consent? At what age did it start? Was there some form of reciprocity or not?, we immediately fall on you “. David Pujadas then reacted recalling that the young man was in this case 14 years old. A simple formality for Alain Finkielkraut who answers without being dismantled ” So what ? First, we’re talking about a teenager, it’s not the same thing. “
This is not the first time that Alain Finkielkraut has been talked about on this subject. In 2009, he estimated on France Culture that Samantha Geimer “ was not a little girl, a little girl, a child When she was raped at the age of 13 by Roman Polanski in 1977.
The Minister of Justice targeted by an investigation for illegal taking of interests
The Minister of Justice and Keeper of the Seals, Eric Dupont-Moretti has been targeted since Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by an investigation for illegal taking of interests. The prosecution of the Court of Justice of the Republic launched an investigation after complaints from the Anticor association and three magistrates’ unions.
The minister is accused by the various complaints of using ” his duties as Keeper of the Seals to serve an interest of his own “.
François Bayrou in favor of the implementation of a vaccination passport
The president of the MoDem, François Bayrou spoke in favor of the implementation of a vaccination passport, Wednesday January 13, 2021 on Classic Radio. According to him, the vaccination passport is the only way to allow a total reopening of the country ” safe “.
“ I defended this idea from the start, I picked up multiple and varied insults »Recalled the High Commissioner for Planning. Thus, for François Bayrou “ The meaning of the story is to accelerate strongly on vaccination so as to create this definitive defense and not resort to segmentation of the population. “
The overseas minister at the heart of an investigation for illegal taking of interests
The Minister of Justice is not the only one to be targeted by an investigation for illegal taking of interests, Overseas Minister Sébastien Lecornu, is accused of illegal taking of interests for facts dating back to the time when he combined his functions as chairman of the departmental council of Eure and his post as director of the Société des autoroutes Paris-Normandie.
The investigation was launched in 2019, following an anonymous letter sent to the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office for “ illegal taking of interests ” and D'” failure to report to the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life ”.